Friday, October 4, 2013


KOTA KINABALU (2 OCTOBER 2013) – Hyatt Regency Kinabalu feted some 70 of its business partners in style with its eighth Golf Invitational tournament recently, giving away prizes worth more than RM10,000 including business class flights on Malaysia Airlines to Perth, Australia.

Every year, the hotel and its top business associates look forward to this prestigious event, which brings together supporters of the hotel from various business segments to engage in this popular sport on one of Borneo’s most beautiful courses. 

This year, Datuk Junior Koh came in first place with 37 points while Casper Loh and Liet Col Azman Arifin came in 2nd and 3rd place with 21 and 19 points respectively.

Prizes were given out to every participant who came, either by lucky draw, novelty wins like best birdie shot or nearest to the pin. This year, the hole-in-one prize of a Volkwagon Passat were sponsored by Volkswagen, business class flights to Perth by Malaysia Airlines, free nights at Hyatt Regency Tokyo and Grand Hyatt Guangzhou with support from IIB Insurance Brokers, Progressive Insurance and Etiqa.

While no one managed a hole-in-one, the prizes were given out as lucky draws along with hotel stays, food vouchers, golf bags and other golf accessories.

“We have always organized the tournament to cater for all levels of players, emphasizing the networking and fun aspects of the sport instead of just competitive play,” said director of sales and marketing Reuben Lim.

Players teed off on the 18-hole golf course at Sabah Golf and Country Club after a leisurely breakfast at 7am. Throughout the golfing session, the hotel catered to any hunger and thirst pangs with refreshments and snacks from the five-star kitchen served along the course. 

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu general manager Arifin Darmawan presented the prizes to all the winners. Also present was Director of Food and Beverage Daryl Thong, Executive Chef Tunku Farazil and Director of Engineering Paul Lajumin

The annual event ended after a sumptuous buffet lunch featuring Hyatt Regency Kinabalu’s signature dishes and other specialties.

About Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu, a 288-room hotel, is located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu’s business, shopping and entertainment hub, overlooking the beautiful coral islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and the South China Sea.   Hyatt Regency Kinabalu offers newly renovated guestrooms, exceptional service, modern comforts, and a dazzling choice of local and international cuisine.   Reservations for Hyatt Regency Kinabalu can be made by calling +60 88 22 1234 or visiting

About Hyatt Regency Hotels
Hyatt Regency offers a full range of services and facilities tailored to serve the needs of meeting planners, business travelers and leisure guests. Properties generally range in size from 200 to over 2,000 rooms and are conveniently located in urban, suburban, airport, convention and resort destinations around the world. Hyatt Regency convention hotels feature spacious meeting and conference facilities designed to provide a productive environment. Hyatt Regency hotels in resort locations cater to couples seeking a getaway, families enjoying vacation together and corporate groups seeking a relaxed atmosphere in which to conduct business and meetings.

Julia Chan
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Public Relations Manager
+60 88 22 1234